Reading Roundup #51
Next week is my library’s semiannual book sale and I CANNOT wait. There’s always a winter lull in library book sales, so I’m thrilled that they’ll be starting back up again. I still have no room for more books, but who cares?? This month I’m at least focused on reading one book from my own shelf. Head on over to Jana Says and Modern Mrs Darcy for more mini reviews later this month!
Work Books (for lunchtime reading):
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout – I’m actually reading a book that I own! I’m enjoying the short story format and the influence of Olive in each of these tales. Some end rather abruptly and I’m sure the deeper meaning is going right over my head, but I enjoy the journey nonetheless.
Winter Stroll by Elin Hilderbrand – Although you’d think at this point of the year I’d want to avoid any wintry books, I can’t help diving back in to this series. I’m eager to find out what will happen next with the Inn and this family.
The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren – After reading my first Christina Lauren novel in January, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on another. So, imagine my delight when I got approved for eARC of their latest novel through NetGalley! The official release date isn’t until May, so put in your preorder now!
Around the Web:
Peanut Butter Egg Recipe – Easter is on it’s way, which means it’s peanut butter egg time!! Homemade peanut butter eggs are one of my all-time favorite desserts, so I’m sharing our family recipe with you all. They only require a few ingredients and aren’t difficult to make. The hardest part is waiting for the filling and chocolate to chill before eating 🙂
Chick Fil A Cheese Sauce – Have you heard Chick Fil A now has cheese sauce?? It’s not available everywhere yet, but I’m hoping our local restaurant will have it in stock soon because it sounds AMAZING.
For more mini reviews, check out Reading Roundup #50!
I had mixed feelings about Olive. Some of the stories hit hard and others just seemed to miss the mark. I haven’t picked anything else up by Strout because that one was uneven for me.
I enjoyed more of the stories than not, but I’m not sure I would read Strout again either.
I checked and the blurb for the unhoneymooners sounds really interesting. Will definitely add that one.
I just added Roomies to my reading list, might as well add The Unhoneymooners for when it comes out!
Yes do it! I have yet to read Roomies as well. Hopefully soon.
I liked the Winter Street series. The unhoneymooners sounds interesting!
Library sales are always so fun! The Unhoneymooners has such a pretty cover.
Agreed – I may have to pick up a hard copy of it since it’s gorgeous.
i am so excited for the unhoneymooners – hoping to get to it this month. i just love their books!
Oh, how I love library book sales. Not that I need more books either. LOL I need to read something by Christina Lauren this year!!
I tried Olive a few years ago and couldn’t get into it.
Library book sales are the best. You get great books at a great price and help your local library earn a little coin to buy some more great books for you to read. I don’t have room for more books either, but whatcha gonna do? Stop buying books? Never!
Yes exactly! We ended up snagging 8 books for $6 last night. Unreal.
My daughter is obsessed with the CFA cheese sauce. OBSESSED.
I don’t like romance books but I’d probably read another Christina Lauren.
I’m jealous that it’s in stores near you!! Hoping it makes it up to the Lehigh Valley soon…
It’s really smart to just keep a book at work for lunchtime reading! I’m not sure I can do a Hilderbrand book that’s wintery but this line from the book summary, “Kelley’s estranged second wife, Mitzi, shows up on the island after souring on her relationship with the inn’s former Santa Claus,” may just convert me!
even the book covers are gorgeous!
I’ve been hearing great things about The Unhoneymooners!
I really liked The Unhoneymooners and have Olive Kitteridge on my shelf! XO – Alexandra
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